[PLUG] Open source phone goes mass-market

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 05:16:02 PDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Chetan Kumar <chetanku at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Things are diffcult to judge on 3G, with Govt policy flip-flops
> heppening so often. I heard about a provider "ready" (after
> field-tests in Balgalore) for 3G services in May 2004 !!!! Similar
> stories came each year from almost all providers.
> Additonal scenarios:
> a. General Elections are due and decisions may (not?) get put-off,
> b. the providers may decide to enter in court-battles (the past
> flip-flops have been due to the contentious nature of the 3G spectrum
> allocation),
> c. the providers may not be able to provide painless service at the start
> These make me personally delay putting money into any 3G technology
> for the moment.
> However, it seems 2 years before it will be good enough for 3G in my
> hands. (My guess. Don't ask me to validate this. I refuse to do that
> !!!)
> The large market size may have some catalytic effect and may hasten the
> process.
> However, as I said before, it is difficult to guess how it will go.
>

Given the way mobile service providers have been fleecing users for data
access, 3G might not be that popular even if launched.


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